Puig, who injured the hand diving to make a catch Saturday, may actually miss only Sunday’s start. Manager
So Sunday's absence aside, that's about the best news that could be expected on Puig.
Fife is not replacing anyone in the rotation, but temporarily giving them six starters. The thought is to just give the other five a little extra rest during the middle of the summer.
When the Dodgers traded for Ricky Nolasco, they placed Fife on the 15-day disabled list for a second time this season with shoulder
By sending Van Slyke down, the Dodgers are counting on a speedy return by Puig. Barring injury, Van Slyke cannot be called back up for at least 10 days, and he was their fourth outfielder.